Nova Scotia Food Profiles: Peanut Butter Burgers

The peanut butter burger’s ooey gooey allure has permeated Halifax burger culture ever since Darrell’s popularized the concept in the 90’s. A visitor to Halifax is often wary of the oft repeated call to action: “You gotta try the peanut butter burger at Darrell’s! It’s a Halifax must.” Peanut butter? On a burger?! Far out, man. Now that we’re post-gourmet-burger-boom, […]

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Nova Scotia Food Profiles: Garlic Fingers

Virtually every pizza shop in Atlantic Canada serves garlic fingers. This beloved regional food is so often taken for granted until people move away and are struck by its absence. Sure, “cheesy bread sticks” can be found in most towns but they’re just not the same. Garlic fingers are made on pizza dough which is slathered with garlic butter and baked with […]

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Nova Scotia Food Profiles: Pepperoni

People who have never been to Nova Scotia probably don’t realize how popular pepperoni is in this province. Not just any pepperoni, mind you, but Brothers-style pepperoni. It can be found in pubs, pizza shops, delis and grocery stores. People stock up on it to bring back with them to Alberta or Ontario. It has really become an iconic Nova Scotian […]

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Nova Scotia Food Profiles: Potato Skins

Out in the big bad world potato skins are scooped out potato wedges or boats neatly arranged and dressed with cheese, onion and bacon. This sorta thing. They were purportedly introduced by T.G.I. Fridays in the 1970s. But in Nova Scotia we do things a little differently… Potato skins in Nova Scotia tend to use actual potato peelings/skins, which are spread […]

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Halifax Pizza Shop Poutines

That’s right. I’m dedicating this post to the travesty that is the Halifax “poutine”, found in pizza shops all over the city and delivered, along with regret, right to your door. Until recently, this style of poutine was all Halifax really had. Anyone with a 2011 copy of The Coast’s “Best of Food & Drink” edition can attest to this, […]

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